"I’ve been thinking of a way to explain to straight white men how life works for them, without invoking the dreaded word “privilege,” to which they react like vampires being fed a garlic tart at high noon. […] Imagine life here in the US — or indeed, pretty much anywhere in the Western world — is a massive role playing game […]
#white male privilege
#role playing game
Okay: In the role playing game known as The Real World, “Straight White Male” is the lowest difficulty setting there is.
This means that the default behaviors for almost all the non-player characters in the game are easier on you than they would be otherwise. The default barriers for completions of quests are lower. Your leveling-up thresholds come more quickly. You automatically gain entry to some parts of the map that others have to work for. The game is easier to play, automatically, and when you need help, by default it’s easier to get. […]
it’s certainly possible someone playing at a higher difficulty setting is progressing more quickly than you are, […] You can lose playing on the lowest difficulty setting. The lowest difficulty setting is still the easiest setting to win on.
The player who plays on the “Gay Minority Female” setting? Hardcore."
On this day in….1975:
Fleetwood Mac perform at the Day On The Green at the Oakland Stadium. Day On The Green was the name of a concert series in Oakland, California, presented by promoter Bill Graham.
if i was born 50 years ago i could have gone to this… damnit
Stevie Nicks ~ Leather and Lace (guitar demo with Sharon)
Very pretty Bella Donna-era demo with Sharon singing Don Henley’s parts.
You’re saying I’m fragile…I try not to be
I search only…for something I can’t see
She should have replaced Don Henley on the real recording.